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Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

Chapter 278

Effective - 26 Jun 2009, see footnote bottom

  278.070.  Definitions. — As used in sections 278.060 to 278.300, the following words and terms mean:

  (1)  "Board of soil and water district supervisors" or "soil and water supervisors", the local governing body of a soil and water district, elected or appointed in accordance with the provisions of this law;

  (2)  "Land representative", the owner or representative authorized by power of attorney of any farm lying within any area proposed to be established, and subsequently established, as a soil and water district under the provisions of this law, and for the purposes of sections 278.060 to 278.155 each such farm shall be entitled to representation by a land representative; provided, however, that any land representative must be a taxpayer of the county within which the soil and water district is located;

  (3)  "Landowner", any person, firm or corporation who holds title to any lands lying within a district organized or to be organized under the provisions of this chapter.  Any landowner may be represented by notarized proxy not more than one year old;

  (4)  "Soil and water conservation cost-share program", a state-funded incentive program designed for the purpose of saving the soil and protecting the water resources of the state to preserve the productive power of Missouri agricultural land;

  (5)  "Soil and water conservation district" or "soil and water district", a county or one or more of its townships wherein a project for saving the soil and water has been established with the authority and duty and subject to the restrictions herein set forth; and in establishing a soil and water district, if the proposed area is less than the area of the county which contains it, but greater than the area of one township, the additional township or townships to be included in such soil and water district need not be contiguous with the first township or with one another, but there shall be only one soil and water district within the boundaries of the same county; and any farm intersected by a soil and water district boundary shall be considered as lying within that district for purposes of soil and water conservation by that district, except that the soil and water conservation of a farm which lies partly within one soil and water district and partly within another shall be considered the duty of the soil and water district in which the home buildings of such farm are located;

  (6)  "State soil and water districts commission" or "soil and water commission", the agency created by section 278.080 for the administration of the soil and water conservation districts provided for by sections 278.060 to 278.155;

  (7)  "Subdistrict", "watershed", or "watershed district", as used in sections 278.160 to 278.300, a watershed district, with the exception of section 278.160, whereby subdistrict is specifically used to describe the relationship to an established soil and water conservation district or districts that may be established as a watershed district;

  (8)  "Township", municipal township and not congressional or survey township.

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(L. 1943 p. 839 § 2, A.L. 1961 p. 31, A.L. 1969 S.B. 184, A.L. 1980 S.B. 612, A.L. 2008 S.B. 931, A.L. 2009 H.B. 250)

Effective 6-26-09


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